Having a wet bath in their travel trailer is very important for many people, yet they don't necessarily want a large travel trailer. Instead, they want something they can drive comfortably. Teardrop camping trailers are very popular, but most are so small they cannot accommodate a wet bath. Fortunately, there are small trailers with wet baths.
Information About Wet Baths
Not all RV enthusiasts are fans of wet baths. Some people prefer larger trailers because they often come with a separate shower. The wet bath certainly does have its drawbacks. The most common issue is the obvious one; you will need to wipe down the floor and other nearby areas after each use. This is not an incredibly tedious and time-consuming task, yet it can be a burden on older couples and those who do not enjoy cleaning after every shower.
In all actuality, wet baths are very easy to clean, and can usually be taken care of in a simple matter of seconds. Using paper towels or a mop to wipe down the floor is the most common way to dry the wet bath. If constantly drying the wet bath is going to drive you crazy, then the wet bath is probably not for you. Just remember, it is not hard to maintain the wet bath area, and it is all part of the experience of owning a smaller travel trailer. If you do not like the idea of a wet bath, keep in mind that there are many additional advantages that come with smaller trailers that might make up for the wet bath by providing a surprising amount of additional space.
Four of the Smallest Travel Trailers With Wet Baths
Different people define "small" in various ways, but the following four trailers come in at 17 feet or under. They are light enough to be towed by a mid-sized SUV or, in some cases, a car. All have the convenience of a wet bath.
Scamp 13' Deluxe
Scamp's smallest model, the 13' Deluxe has all the comforts you want in a tiny package weighing in at under 1,600 pounds. This allows it to be towed by almost any car. You get a wet bath, table, two-burner stove, sink, refrigerator, and even a closet. Inside, it's six feet, three inches tall and about six and a half feet wide. It sleeps two comfortably and has a starting price of about $12,000 for the wet bath model.
The iCamp Elite has a compact design and can be towed by most vehicles. It's ideal for 2-3 people and has a wet bath, a sleek steel and fiberglass exterior, and all the comforts of home. At 14 feet long, it's easy to maneuver, and it weighs in at only 1,337 pounds (unloaded). Inside, it's 5 feet, 11 inches tall and about six feet wide, giving plenty of room to move about comfortably. It even has a small oven and refrigerator. It retails for under $20,000.
The Airstream Basecamp proves that the sleek aluminum shine of this classic trailer brand doesn't have to weigh a lot and take up a ton of room. Airstream's smallest model sleeps two and has a wet bath, cooktop and sink, hot water, and heat. It's just over 16 feet long and has a dry weight of a little over 2,500 pounds. An interior height of six feet, three inches makes it comfortable for taller people, and it's a bit over six feet wide. Prices start at about $37,000.
The Eggcamper looks very much like an egg from the outside. This small travel trailer incorporates the intelligent design philosophy of using molds from the large areas of the travel trailer for both the interior and exterior. This makes the Eggcamper very lightweight. The Eggcamper is 17 feet long and weighs only 2,000 pounds. This travel trailer is 88 inches wide, and six feet seven inches tall. Eggcamper is currently not in production, but the company plans to resume manufacturing. You can sign up for a mailing list.
Take the Time to Tour
It is important to make sure that you examine the size of the wet bath when searching for this type of camper. Wet baths can vary greatly, depending on which of the smallest travel trailers with wet baths you choose. Taking the time to tour the trailer before you buy can help ensure you're happy when you head out on your next adventure.